5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2012 3:14 PM by MauiMacMan
Skully12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

so I turn on my Macbook pro n notice my iPhoto library is gone. computer is running slow. I restart it and it shows apple logo then belowthatit shows a status loading bar. it starts loading something then gets about 5% into it and computer shuts down. try powering it up but same result. I then hold the command R during startup to reload os x lion. it works but when I try to select the hard dick it faded and says disk is locked. I have computer plugged in, shows power light and I have an Internet connection via Ethernet. connection is live. I shut down computer for a whole still same result. help!


Macbook Pro, af
  • Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6 (8,830 points)

    ⌘R again,

    Select Disk Utility

    Repair both the disk and the Volumes

  • Skully12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't work. I tried that originally but did it about 5 more times.

     

    When I select my 500.11 GB it says the partition is ok. Selecting my Hard disk it only shows options of "verify disk permissions" or "verify disk".   I click Verify Disk Permissions.   Takes 4 minutes...says "Warning SUID file has been modified nad will now be repaired. Days permissions complete but "Repair Disk Permissions" is grayed out and so is "Repair Disk".

     

    So then I click "Verify Disk" and it stops and says ""Invalid record count" this disk needs to be repaired. So I click Repair Disk...

     

    Says disk utility can't repair this disk. Reformat the disk and restore.

     

    I don't want to loose my files and don't feel this two year old Macbook Pro really has a hard drive problem.  I think it's Lion that I installed. I just want to re write the Lion files but the Disk says it's "locked" which im assuming it's because I need to use a password to install any software.

     

    Anything else I can do?  Please...didn't back up for a week and don't want to spend 20 hours reloading all apps and crap.

  • Tony T1 Level 6 Level 6 (8,830 points)

    So then I click "Verify Disk" and it stops and says ""Invalid record count" this disk needs to be repaired. So I click Repair Disk...

     

    Says disk utility can't repair this disk. Reformat the disk and restore.

     

    I don't want to loose my files and don't feel this two year old Macbook Pro really has a hard drive problem.

     

    It looks like a HD problem, unlikely its due to Lion

    You need to try a 3rd Party solution.  DiskWarrior has been known to fix problems that Disk Utility could not, unfortunately, it will cost you $99 to find out

  • sebmrn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey,

     

    I have the same problem now... Have you managed to fix it somehow?

     

     

    Cheers

  • MauiMacMan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So, not wanting to deal with it anymore, I took it in to a apple store.  I thought about buying the DiskWarrior cd but they were out so I gave it to them to work on. They returned it fixed and said they used DiskWarrior!  So the $80 I paid them would have paid for a copy of diskwarrior. So, if you can, go for it!